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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Glitter (Verb)
  Glittering like an Eastern Caliph.
  Glittered like spun glass.
  Robes glitter like young sedge grass.
        Glittered in the gloom
Like a gilt epitaph within a tomb.
            —Ambrose Bierce
  Glittering, like a splendid wave that rises out of shapeless gloom.
            —Laurence Binyon
  Cold glitter as of ice.
            —Thomas Carlyle
  Glittered as if strewn with powdered pumice.
            —Gabriel D’Annunzio
  Glittering as snow in the sunshine.
            —Alphonse Daudet
  Glittered like dragon-flies.
            —Dr. John Doran
  Glittered like fish from the sweep-net.
            —Alexandre Dumas, père
  Glitters like a star.
            —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  Glitter like heaven new-born.
            —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  Glittered like dew.
            —Ranger Gull
  Glittering like a lost jewel, which some ill-fated wanderer might pick up, and thenceforth be haunted by strange phantoms of guilt, sinkings of the heart, and unaccountable misfortune.
            —Nathaniel Hawthorne
  Glittered and sparkled as if diamonds had been flung against it by the double handful.
            —Nathaniel Hawthorne
  Glitter like an angel’s ladder.
            —Alfred Edward Housman
  Glittering as a parterre.
            —Victor Hugo
  Glitters like a sea of light.
            —Sigmund Krasinski
  Glittered like a winter sun.
            —Owen Meredith
  Glittering as steel.
  Eye glittered like rattlesnake’s.
            —Charles Reade
  Genius glittered like the gloriola of a saint.
            —Charles Reade
  Glittered like a sickle of tin.
            —Edgar Saltus
  Glittering like the spangled dewdrop.
            —Sir Walter Scott
  His armor glytteryde as dyd a glede.
            —Richard Sheil
  Glittering as the wine-bright jacinth-stone.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Glittering as wine.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Glittered like a bed of flowers.
            —Alfred Tennyson
  Glitter like a swarm of fire-flies tangled in a silver braid.
            —Alfred Tennyson
  Glittered … like sleet-bound trees in wintry skies.
            —John Trumbull
  Glitter… like the bayonets of a regiment on parade.
            —John. C. Van Dyke
  Glitter … like the glass pendants of a chandelier.
            —John. C. Van Dyke
They glitter in my fancy like the distant multihedral
Steeples, domes and sunlit turrets of some beautiful cathedral.
            —Eugene Fitch Ware
  Glittering like an argent shield.
            —Oscar Wilde
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